Coronavirus in Germany. COVID-19 mask regulations. Germany set to drop mask regulations on commercial flights introduced during the pandemic.
Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Tuesday, after complaints by Lufthansa airline, that the rules were no longer enforceable.
After the coalition government agreed to axe the measure, Lauterbach said authorities will focus on making sure people wear face-and-mouth coverings on public transport.
According to the minister, Germany is well prepared for a potential rise in cases this autumn and mask-wearing rules may return if infections surge.
Restaurant owners and event organizers may also be asked to limit the number of guests again.